The team at Acacia Pest Control is super excited to announce that Rachel Skedd, one of our owners, has been nominated for the Professional Women in Australian Pest Management (PWAPM) Excellence Award for 2020 and made it to the top 6 finalists!
The winners will be announced on the 30th of September 2020 – so stay tuned for the results!
We’re extremely proud of what Rachel Skedd has achieved and hope that this nomination shows as a testament to the high level of quality service we deliver time and again at Acacia Pest Control Geelong.
We thought we’d also take this opportunity to provide you with a bit more information about the PWAPM and Rachel Skedd’s range of experiences and achievements in the industry. (You can also find the link to the full list of PWAPM Excellence Award Finalists for 2020 at the end of the article).
What is the PWAPM Excellence Award?
The Professional Women in Australian Pest Management (PWAPM) Excellence Award seeks to highlight the exceptional results and services provided by professional women working in the pest control industry.
The PWAPM is an association that seeks to act as the ‘voice’ of women in pest management in Australia. PWAPM has helped create opportunities for women in the pest control industry to meet, connect, engage, and interact with each other – either through face to face or online meetups, informative workshops, social or networking events, and more.
With these efforts, PWAPM aims to help support, grow and cultivate the pest control industry, benefiting everyone involved.
Rachel Skedd – Nominated for the PWAPM Excellence Award 2020
You can find all the details of Rachel Skedd’s story and achievements in the link to the full list of finalists (included at the end of the article), however here are some key highlights of her achievements that we’d like to showcase here.
20 Years of Pest Control Management Experience
- Rachel Skedd has been part of the Acacia Pest Control family for over 20 years, helping to grow and expand the business to serve more Geelong and Victorian locals over time. The people involved at Acacia all make a tremendous contribution and Rachel is very proud of the team. She is delighted that she has contributed to the success of the business.
Tristar Rodent Bait Station
- In 2006, Rachel and Cameron were involved in creating the Tristar rodent bait station – which is widely used in the pest industry.
- The Tristar RatShack was made with innovative style, and is markedly different from the standard ‘shoebox’ design that has been in the industry for many years.
- The Tristar bait station is used in the Australian Pest Industry and has also been exported to Singapore, United States, England, Switzerland and Indonesia.
Volunteering at VPMAA (Vertebrate Pest Managers Association of Australia)
- The VPMAA is an Association that began in 2009 in Victoria but later on grew to include members within the rest of Australia in 2015.
- During these times, Rachel has been involved in the VPMAA and provided volunteer administrative assistance to the committee over the years.
List of PWAPM Excellence Award Top 6 Finalists
To find out more you can check out the full list of finalists at the official Professional Women in Australian Pest Management website.